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May 30, 2016

How Do Agencies Manage to Keep Their Recycled Glass Programs Viable?

Glass accounts for almost 5% of the municipal solid waste stream; state and local agencies have set ambitious zero waste goals; many agencies are not ready to give up on glass recycling.  How do they manage to keep their programs viable despite the cost of processing, transportation, and the challenge ...

May 27, 2016

SCS Engineers Ranks No. 26 in the 2016 Waste360’s Top 100 Waste and Recycling Firms

SCS Engineers is proud to announce the firm is ranked No. 26 in the 2016 Top 100 Waste and Recycling Firms list in 2016. The Waste360 Top 100 ranks the largest waste and recycling firms in North America based on 2015 revenues. The Top 100 consists of firms that have ...

May 18, 2016

RISE Community Development Wins the 2016 Yvetter H. Younge Award

East Alton Defense Area Rehabilitation Project Receives Illinois Governor’s Affordable Housing Champion Award. SCS Engineers provides environmental services that help move redevelopment project forward. – Congratulations RISE! Mark Stroker, Director of Real Estate Development, RISE St. Louis, informed the SCS Engineers team about the honor, saying he felt “a great deal of ...

May 17, 2016

SCS Advice from the Field: How to Increase the Flow Capacity of the Final Cover Drainage Layer Over a Concaved Portion of a Landfill Slope

The drainage layers of landfill final covers normally go through a rigorous flow capacity evaluation. This evaluation is necessary to ensure that the volume of water reaching the drainage layer due to percolation of precipitation water through the final cover upper soil layer will not overwhelm the drainage layer ...

May 13, 2016

EPA Information Summaries: Limitations on Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Wells

An SCS Engineers Technical Bulletin will be released early in the week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells that are more stringent than those it proposed last year. The final regulations released on Thursday, May 12, 2016, will add hundreds ...

May 12, 2016

SCS Engineers in ENR’s Top 100 Design Firms for Eighth Consecutive Year: Ranked Second Largest Environmental Engineering Firm

“Our clients enable SCS to build, grow, and sustain an engineering firm dedicated to solving environmental challenges,” said Jim Walsh, President and CEO of SCS. “We sincerely thank our friends, colleagues and, in particular, our clients for helping us achieve a highly regarded ranking each year.” Firms are ranked ...

May 10, 2016

SCS Engineers’ David P. Hostetter PE, LEED AP, CEM, Named a Waste360 Young Professional Award Winner

Penton’s Waste360 Unveils the Next Generation of Leaders in the Waste and Recycling Space Award The Waste360 “40 Under 40” awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in the waste, recycling, and organics industry has made a significant contribution to the industry. ...

May 4, 2016

SCS Advice from the Field: How to Manage Water Percolating into the Landfill Final Cover Drainage Layer

As more and more landfill closure projects were built using geomembranes as the final cover barrier layer over the past 20 years, the issue of handling water in the final cover drainage layer became more prominent.  Precipitation on closed portions of a landfill leaves the landfill basin in three ...

May 2, 2016

Buying or Selling Property with History of Soil or Groundwater Contamination?

  No matter where the real property is located you may need a vapor intrusion pathway screening.   If you are buying or selling a property with a history of soil or groundwater contamination in Wisconsin, the state’s Department of Natural Resources requires vapor intrusion pathway screening. The screening ...

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